Market news

25 May 2018
  • 19:00

    DJIA -0.40% 24,713.58 -98.18 Nasdaq +0.01% 7,424.91 +0.48 S&P -0.42% 2,716.41 -11.35

  • 17:01

    U.S.: Baker Hughes Oil Rig Count, May 859

  • 16:01

    European stocks closed: FTSE 100 +13.54 7730.28 +0.18% DAX +82.92 12938.01 +0.65% CAC 40 -5.90 5542.55 -0.11%

  • 14:26

    Mattis says Trump-Kim summit may be back on if diplomats can pull it off

  • 14:03

    Russia's Putin says U.S leaders should not change int'l agreements after each presidential election

  • 14:01

    St Petersburg - Japan's Abe says very important that Pyongyang fulfills all UN resolutions on full de-nuclearisation

    • N. Korea must denuclearize in verifiable manner

    • Says international community should transmit clear signal to pyongyang

    • Conditions must be met before we can discuss long-term partnership with pyongyang

  • 14:00

    U.S.: Reuters/Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index, May 98 (forecast 98.8)

  • 13:36

    U.S. Stocks open: Dow -0.21% Nasdaq -0.10%, S&P -0.26%

  • 13:35

    Fed's Powell says Central Banks must be open to making changes and finding new ways to enhance transparency and accountability

    • Future innovations could contain seeds of potential future systemic vulnerabilities in the financial system

    • Public transparency and accountability around financial stability and monetary policy important

    • Does not comment on U.S. economic or monetary policy outlook in prepared speech in Stockholm

  • 13:28

    Before the bell: S&P futures -0.27%, NASDAQ futures -0.05%

    U.S. stock-index futures fell slightly on Friday, as dropping oil prices weighed on energy companies, while a measured response by North Korea to President Donald Trump's cancellation of a planned summit mitigated negative sentiment.


    Global Stocks:

    Index/commodity

    Last

    Today's Change, points

    Today's Change, %

    Nikkei

    22,450.79

    +13.78

    +0.06%

    Hang Seng

    30,588.04

    -172.37

    -0.56%

    Shanghai

    3,142.17

    -12.48

    -0.40%

    S&P/ASX

    6,032.80

    -4.30

    -0.07%

    FTSE

    7,722.23

    +5.49

    +0.07%

    CAC

    5,555.68

    +7.23

    +0.13%

    DAX

    12,936.87

    +81.78

    +0.64%

    Crude

    $68.86


    -2.62%

    Gold

    $1,312.00


    +0.17%

  • 12:56

    Wall Street. Stocks before the bell

    (company / ticker / price / change ($/%) / volume)


    ALCOA INC.

    AA

    49.04

    -0.11(-0.22%)

    158400

    ALTRIA GROUP INC.

    MO

    55.68

    -0.21(-0.38%)

    668

    Amazon.com Inc., NASDAQ

    AMZN

    1,601.96

    -1.11(-0.07%)

    19389

    Apple Inc.

    AAPL

    188.25

    0.10(0.05%)

    64193

    AT&T Inc

    T

    32.75

    -0.03(-0.09%)

    12055

    Barrick Gold Corporation, NYSE

    ABX

    13.53

    0.05(0.37%)

    7320

    Boeing Co

    BA

    359.66

    0.66(0.18%)

    35311

    Caterpillar Inc

    CAT

    156.97

    -0.73(-0.46%)

    2300

    Chevron Corp

    CVX

    124.75

    -1.86(-1.47%)

    6703

    Cisco Systems Inc

    CSCO

    43.6

    0.03(0.07%)

    3131

    Citigroup Inc., NYSE

    C

    69

    -0.31(-0.45%)

    9975

    Exxon Mobil Corp

    XOM

    79.35

    -0.92(-1.15%)

    167001

    Facebook, Inc.

    FB

    185.6

    -0.33(-0.18%)

    22286

    Ford Motor Co.

    F

    11.55

    -0.07(-0.60%)

    5651

    Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc., NYSE

    FCX

    17.25

    -0.13(-0.75%)

    4697

    General Electric Co

    GE

    14.65

    0.05(0.34%)

    257758

    General Motors Company, NYSE

    GM

    38.41

    0.02(0.05%)

    650

    Google Inc.

    GOOG

    1,079.00

    -0.24(-0.02%)

    2751

    Home Depot Inc

    HD

    187

    -0.15(-0.08%)

    421

    HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.

    HON

    151.03

    -0.05(-0.03%)

    460

    Intel Corp

    INTC

    54.71

    -0.04(-0.07%)

    28848

    International Business Machines Co...

    IBM

    143.97

    -0.10(-0.07%)

    322

    JPMorgan Chase and Co

    JPM

    110.73

    -0.50(-0.45%)

    7190

    Merck & Co Inc

    MRK

    59.2

    0.07(0.12%)

    315316

    Microsoft Corp

    MSFT

    98.25

    -0.06(-0.06%)

    44963

    Nike

    NKE

    73.01

    0.83(1.15%)

    31410

    Procter & Gamble Co

    PG

    73.85

    0.08(0.11%)

    2177

    Starbucks Corporation, NASDAQ

    SBUX

    57.52

    -0.16(-0.28%)

    7464

    Tesla Motors, Inc., NASDAQ

    TSLA

    278.28

    0.43(0.15%)

    13745

    Twitter, Inc., NYSE

    TWTR

    33.48

    -0.04(-0.12%)

    603123

    Verizon Communications Inc

    VZ

    48.65

    0.01(0.02%)

    622

    Visa

    V

    131.85

    -0.04(-0.03%)

    3370

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc

    WMT

    82.63

    -0.22(-0.27%)

    2203

    Walt Disney Co

    DIS

    102.08

    -0.03(-0.03%)

    1428

    Yandex N.V., NASDAQ

    YNDX

    33.51

    -0.03(-0.09%)

    21550

  • 12:47

    Trump says "very good news to receive the warm and productive statement from North Korea" about future talks - Twitter

  • 12:35

    U.S durable goods orders down 1.7% in April

    New orders for manufactured durable goods in April decreased $4.2 billion or 1.7 percent to $248.5 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today. This decrease, down following two consecutive monthly increases, followed a 2.7 percent March increase. Excluding transportation, new orders increased 0.9 percent. Excluding defense, new orders decreased 1.9 percent. Transportation equipment, also down following two consecutive monthly increases, drove the decrease, $5.6 billion or 6.1 percent to $87.1 billion. Shipments of manufactured durable goods in April, down following eight consecutive monthly increases, decreased $0.1 billion or 0.1 percent to $246.7 billion. This followed a 0.7 percent March increase. Transportation equipment, down following three consecutive monthly increases, drove the decrease, $1.8 billion or 2.1 percent to $82.8 billion.

  • 12:30

    U.S.: Durable goods orders ex defense, April -1.9% (forecast -1%)

  • 12:30

    U.S.: Durable Goods Orders , April -1.7% (forecast -1.4%)

  • 12:30

    U.S.: Durable Goods Orders ex Transportation , April 0.9% (forecast 0.5%)

  • 11:26

    Spain's IBEX extends losses, now down 1.2 pct on fears of no-confidence motion against PM Rajoy

  • 10:11

    Spain's opposition socialists put forward motion of no confidence against Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy

  • 09:48

    St Petersburg - Saudi energy minister Falih says all options on the table, when asked about 1 mln bpd increase

  • 09:29

    Brent crude futures fall $1 to $77.79 a barrel as OPEC, Russia discuss easing supply curbs

  • 08:57

    Turkish Deputy PM Simsek say Central Bank took a strong step although it was late

    • Says Central Bank independence credibility is very important for Turkey's economy

  • 08:34

    UK business investment was estimated to have fallen by 0.2% to £46.1 billion in Q1

    Gross fixed capital formation (GFCF), in volume terms, was estimated to have increased by 0.9% to £84.9 billion in Quarter 1 (Jan to Mar) 2018 from £84.1 billion in Quarter 4 (Oct to Dec) 2017.

    Business investment was estimated to have fallen by 0.2% to £46.1 billion between Quarter 4 2017 and Quarter 1 2018.

    Between Quarter 1 2017 and Quarter 1 2018, GFCF was estimated to have increased by 4.3% from £81.5 billion; business investment was estimated to have increased by 2.0% from £45.2 billion.

  • 08:32

    UK GDP little changed in Q1

    UK gross domestic product (GDP) in volume terms was estimated to have increased by 0.1% between Quarter 4 (Oct to Dec) 2017 and Quarter 1 (Jan to Mar) 2018, unrevised from the preliminary estimate of GDP.

    When comparing GDP growth in the most recent quarter to the same quarter a year ago, we see a continuation of a pattern of slowing growth, in part reflecting a slowing in the growth of consumer-facing industries.

    The services industries increased by 0.3% in Quarter 1 2018; while construction decreased by 2.7% in Quarter 1 2018.

    Household spending grew by 0.2%, while business investment decreased by 0.2% between Quarter 4 2017 and Quarter 1 2018.

    Compensation of employees increased by 1.6% in Quarter 1 2018, contributing most to the income approach to measuring GDP; in part reflecting an increase in earnings and employment in the latest quarter.

    GDP per head in volume terms decreased by 0.1% between Quarter 4 2017 and Quarter 1 2018.

  • 08:31

    United Kingdom: BBA Mortgage Approvals, April 38.049 (forecast 37.8)

  • 08:30

    United Kingdom: GDP, y/y, Quarter I 1.2% (forecast 1.2%)

  • 08:30

    United Kingdom: GDP, q/q, Quarter I 0.1% (forecast 0.1%)

  • 08:30

    United Kingdom: Business Investment, q/q, Quarter I -0.2% (forecast 0.2%)

  • 08:30

    United Kingdom: Business Investment, y/y, Quarter I 2.0% (forecast 2.4%)

  • 08:28

    The ifo Business Climate Index for Germany fell to 102.1 points in April from 103.3 points in March

    High spirits among German businesses have evaporated. The ifo Business Climate Index for Germany fell to 102.1 points in April from 103.3 points in March. The indicator for the current business situation fell and expectations also deteriorated. The German economy is slowing down.

    In manufacturing the business climate deteriorated for the third consecutive month. Assessments of the current business situation declined but nevertheless remain at a high level. Business expectations dropped to their lowest ebb since August 2016. Capacity utilisation fell by 0.3 percentage points to 87.7 percent. However, it remains above its long-term average of 83.6 percent.

    In the service sector, the business climate index dropped markedly. This was primarily due to far less optimistic business expectations. Assessments of the current business situation were also poorer than last month, but remain at a very high level.

  • 08:01

    Germany: IFO - Expectations , May 98.5 (forecast 99.5)

  • 08:01

    Germany: IFO - Current Assessment , May 106 (forecast 106.0)

  • 08:00

    Germany: IFO - Business Climate, May 102.2 (forecast 102.7)

  • 07:34

    Italy/Spain 10-year bond yield gap hits 100 basis points for first time in over six years , now at 103 bps

  • 07:30

    Italy/Germany 10-year bond yield spread hits 200 basis points for the first time in nearly a year

  • 06:44

    Options levels on friday, May 25, 2017

    EUR/USD

    Resistance levels (open interest**, contracts)

    $1.1841 (2040)

    $1.1791 (1335)

    $1.1765 (351)

    Price at time of writing this review: $1.1704

    Support levels (open interest**, contracts):

    $1.1654 (3324)

    $1.1619 (3076)

    $1.1580 (4607)


    Comments:

    - Overall open interest on the CALL options and PUT options with the expiration date June, 8 is 156462 contracts (according to data from May, 24) with the maximum number of contracts with strike price $1,1500 (6630);


    GBP/USD

    Resistance levels (open interest**, contracts)

    $1.3615 (2516)

    $1.3535 (1085)

    $1.3474 (334)

    Price at time of writing this review: $1.3356

    Support levels (open interest**, contracts):

    $1.3294 (1832)

    $1.3260 (1291)

    $1.3223 (1050)


    Comments:

    - Overall open interest on the CALL options with the expiration date June, 8 is 38688 contracts, with the maximum number of contracts with strike price $1,3600 (2516);

    - Overall open interest on the PUT options with the expiration date June, 8 is 41163 contracts, with the maximum number of contracts with strike price $1,3400 (2452);

    - The ratio of PUT/CALL was 1.06 versus 1.05 from the previous trading day according to data from May, 24.

    * - The Chicago Mercantile Exchange bulletin (CME) is used for the calculation.

    ** - Open interest takes into account the total number of option contracts that are open at the moment.

  • 06:35

    Tokio CPI lower than expected in May

    Overall consumer prices in Tokyo were up just 0.4 percent on year in May, according to rttnews.

    That was beneath expectations for 0.5 percent, which would have been unchanged.

    Core CPI came in at 0.5 percent, also shy of forecasts for 0.6 percent - which again would have been unchanged.

  • 06:33

    Putin says Russia appreciates European efforts to save Iran nuclear deal

    • Russia regrets cancellation of summit between United States and North Korea

    • Hopes that summit will take place nonetheless

    • Failure to save Iran deal would have lamentable consequences

  • 06:28

    Bank of England's Carney - if Brexit is smooth, interest rates will be driven by demand in economy

    • BoE is confident major UK banks can withstand a "cliff-edge Brexit"

    • In exceptional circumstances boe can tolerate lengthier inflation overshoots, up to a point

    • If Brexit is "disorderly", BoE likely to take similar approach to policy as after june 2016 referendum

    • Brexit will be key factor for BoE interest rates

  • 06:24

    U.S. 10-year treasuries yield at 2.990 percent vs U.S. close of 2.981 percent on thursday

  • 06:23

    U.S Commerce Secretary Ross to visit China from june 2 to june 4 to discuss trade - Xinhua

  • 06:22

    Eurostoxx 50 futures up 0.54 pct, DAX futures up 0.59 pct, CAC 40 futures up 0.63 pct, FTSE futures up 0.34 pct, German bund futures open 13 ticks lower at 160.09

25 May 2018
Market Focus
  • ECB's Weidmann says first ECB rate hike could follow the end of QE more closely than in the U.S
  • Industrial producer prices rose by 0.1% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.2% in the EU28
  • European Commission forecasts Euro Zone inflation will accelerate to 1.6 pct y/y in 2019 from 1.5 pct y/y seen in 2018
  • UK service providers signalled a modest rebound in business activity - Markit
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